19 episodes

Journalist and father of 3, Bob Diggles, has spent a year getting to know the drug landscape in the UK.
On this podcast Bob meets scientists, criminologists, festival organisers, musicians, politicians, bereaved parents and many more people with fascinating narcotic insight.
He then discusses those interviews with his teenage son in an open, honest and definitely not cringingly embarrassing hip-dad way.
*** Shortlisted for a People's Choice Podcast Award - Best Education Podcast ***

Dad Does Drugs [non]fiction ARTS

    • Personal Journals
    • 5.0, 9 Ratings

Journalist and father of 3, Bob Diggles, has spent a year getting to know the drug landscape in the UK.
On this podcast Bob meets scientists, criminologists, festival organisers, musicians, politicians, bereaved parents and many more people with fascinating narcotic insight.
He then discusses those interviews with his teenage son in an open, honest and definitely not cringingly embarrassing hip-dad way.
*** Shortlisted for a People's Choice Podcast Award - Best Education Podcast ***

    Episode 18: I Feel A Bit Funny…

    Episode 18: I Feel A Bit Funny…

    With comedian Jacob Hawley. He’s made a brilliant podcast for the BBC, called Jacob Hawley – On Drugs – it’s one of the most successful on the BBC Sounds app. I met him to talk drugs, podcasting and what he hopes will come out of his public honesty around the subject. Please rate on your […]

    • 50 min
    Episode 17: The Compassionate Copper

    Episode 17: The Compassionate Copper

    With T/Detective Chief Inspector Jason Kew, Heroin & Crack Action Area Coordinator for the South East of England. In this episode you’ll find out… What the T stands for in Jason’s rank. What a Heroin & Crack Action Area Coordinator actually does. What Jason’s learnt from his two careers as a navy diver and a […]

    Episode 16: Performance & Image Enhancing Drugs

    Episode 16: Performance & Image Enhancing Drugs

    With Dr Ian Hendy – two times World Bodybuilding Champion for the World Natural Bodybuilding Federation. He’s stacked… but not jacked – Ian doesn’t take any steroids or illegal supplements – he works out HARD and eats a lot of chicken! If you’ve ever wondered about the pros and cons of steroids this is the […]

    Episode 15: Drug Users Read This…

    Episode 15: Drug Users Read This…

    Michael Linnell has been writing and illustrating drug information leaflets, posters, flyers and comics for nearly 40 years – and he’s a great podcast guest. His characters Peanut Pete, Dr Nuke, Tough Shit Thomas, Fanny & Dick and Grandpa Smack Head Jones were conveying harm reduction messages before the internet became an easy source of […]

    • 57 min
    Episode 14 : Bonus Brian!

    Episode 14 : Bonus Brian!

    Brian Reed is a volunteer chemist for drug testing charity The Loop and a speaker for drug reform charity Anyone’s Child. Why? He calls it Lydia’s Legacy, his daughter died when she was 26, in 2016 of a heroin overdose. He’s felt compelled to learn more about drugs and to communicate a harm reduction message […]

    Episode 13: I Buy Heroin For My Son

    Episode 13: I Buy Heroin For My Son

    With Professor Sue Pryce, a lecturer in politics at the University of Nottingham, who teaches a module called Politics and Drugs after becoming aware of how close all our lives come to the drug trade when her son became a heroin addict. Sue chose to buy his smack for years to keep him out of prison, […]

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Hi-r-o-l-a ,

Sensible but brave

Being proactive and informed and taking it to your kids is a much better idea than not having the answers when the questions/issues crop up or crossing your fingers that your kids manage to stay safe. Great interviews and content.

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5stars

Brilliant content. Very interesting and makes me you think twice about drugs laws and also what is being consumed daily in our country. People will always seek drugs so why do we make it so dangerous for people.

directoratlarge ,

Rare and honest

Brilliantly honest, accessible and insightful, just a normal bloke tacking an issue that effects all knowingly or not, from a perspective most of us can relate to. Def worth a listen!

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